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True Food Taste Tests expose students to new, flavorful recipes and encourage them to think critically about their food. Student leaders and volunteers offer samples during lunch three times each year at all interested elementary and middle schools. Learn more in this Taste Test One-Pager.
 
The first True Food Taste Test of the 2017-2018 school year is happening November 15th-17th!
K-8 students at participating schools will be taste testing...

KID KIMCHI

This Korean-inspired and kid-friendly recipe will feature locally-sourced, Farm to School carrots, kohlrabi and purple daikon radish! Student taste testers will have the opportunity to enter the New Name Contest and suggest a new name for this recipe--which will appear on our lunch menus. 
 
TASTE TEST RESOURCES
Recipe Ingredients and instructions  
Poster You might see these hanging up at taste test schools! 
Outreach Language Copy and paste a sample newsletter blurb, PA announcement, and more! 
Math/Science Worksheet Themed lessons tied to the taste test item 
English/Social Studies Worksheet Themed lessons tied to the taste test item 
Everything You Need to Know  A cheat-sheet for schools and volunteers about the taste test 
 
 
VOLUNTEER
We are still looking for volunteers to help out for our November True Food Taste Test! If you have available between 10:30am and 1pm on November 15th, 16th, and/or 17th and are interested in volunteering, please email farm2school@mpls.k12.mn.us for more details. 
 
 
 
UPCOMING TASTE TEST DATES
Mark your calendar for the next True Food Taste Tests for the school year...
  • February 7-9
  • April 25-27
 
 
SUPPORT
Thank you to the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op for sponsoring our True Food Taste Tests!
 
TESTIMONIALS
“I love that it introduces real foods to the kids-it's a fun way to engage with the kids about healthy eating and creative thinking."
"I appreciate the opportunity for kids to try things they may not have a chance to at home. One of the students tried it, and told me he was thinking of going to a culinary school to be a chef, so he wants to try all different foods."
"It was a fun, simple way to introduce new flavors to the kids, and it was very low-stakes, so the kids felt comfortable accepting or declining the new food item."
 
ARCHIVE
Check out the Taste Test Archive for info on our past taste tests.
 
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